Book View Cafe Partners with Smashwords
Book View Cafe
Date: 14 February 2010
A unique online venture, the authors of Book View Café are all veterans of the publishing world, having worked with some of the most famous print publishers including Penguin Books, St. Martin's Press, Tor Books, and Simon and Schuster. Book View Café will make the majority of their current ebooks available through Smashwords' bookstore, affiliates, and retail distribution partners. This will include titles by award-winning and bestselling authors such as Sarah Zettel, Sylvia Kelso, Steven Harper, Pati Nagle, and Chris Dolley.
Smashwords currently publishes and distributes over 6,500 original ebooks from 3,000 independent authors and 100 small independent publishers. The service launched in May 2008 with a focus on self-published authors, and then in May 2009 expanded its offerings to support publishers as well. Smashwords distribution relationships with Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Sony, and Kobo (formerly ShortCovers) will ensure BVC titles are available for online reading to a worldwide audience, across both dedicated ebook reading devices and mobile smart phones.
"We're pleased to work with Book View Café to help connect their authors with the rapidly expanding audience of ebook readers," said Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords. "Book View authors join a growing roster of professionally published Smashwords authors who are leveraging the power of ebooks to publish and distribute their out-of-print, reverted rights and unpublished works as ebooks."
In addition to its authors' personal offerings, Book View Café will contribute their newly formed Book View Press titles, ROCKET BOY AND THE GEEK GIRLS, an anthology of rare and classic science fiction stories and THE SHADOW CONSPIRACY, an all-new steampunk collection, to the Smashwords catalog. A fantasy anthology, DRAGON LORDS AND WARRIOR WOMEN, and a book on writing and the publishing industry are being planned for release in early 2010, and will be made available through Smashwords.
All Book View Café content is DRM-free at the Book View Café web site http://bookviewcafe.com as well as at Smashwords (http://smashwords.com).
About Smashwords, Inc.
About Book View Cafe
Drawing on a collective century's worth of experience in the publishing industry, the authors created an online space where readers can browse and discover new authors and titles alongside current favorites. Aware that the Internet demands variety, the site features fresh fiction every day on the front page, a feat made possible by the extensive list of material available to over thirty professional authors.
Since its launch, Book View Café has experienced a steady growth in readers and in author-members. The Cafe now receives over 700,000 hits every month. The author blog has also seen increasing popularity since its launch, drawing a further eight to nine thousand hits per month. You can visit the website at www.bookviewcafe.com.